Saudi Arabia to Host First World Esports Championship in Riyadh

The new Saudi Esports Federation (SEF) Arena in Riyadh will host the first edition of the World Esports Championship from July 4 to August 25, reported Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The championship will be the largest event in the gaming and electronic-sports (esports) sector.

It will bring together the most prominent top players, clubs, influencers, and publishers around the world.

With a capacity to accommodate around 7,500 people, the SEF Arena includes numerous shops, two dining areas, and a building designed to the Saudi Academy for Esports.

The SEF Arena basically consists of five halls across two buildings covering a total area of approximately 35,000 square meters.

It stands as a testament to Saudi Arabia’s ambitions to be a pioneering destination for gaming and hosting worldwide events.

“To have the largest electronic sports area in the world is the result of years of work and efforts undertaken by SEF,” said SEF chief executive Turki Al-Fawzan.

Last year, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz established the Esports World Cup Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims at opening a new era of collaboration between esports stakeholders and enhancing the sector’s sustainability.

“The Esports World Cup is the natural next step in Saudi Arabia’s journey to become the premier global hub for gaming and esports, offering a seamless esports experience that pushes the boundaries of the industry,” Mohammed bin Salman stated.

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